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April 2015

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Tone Tips: Ego - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

March 26, 2015
Exploring the yin and yang of a musician’s ego.
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Last Call: Lost Knowledge

March 23, 2015
Was the Energy Dome-wearing Devo correct back in the 1980s when they proposed that society was regressing?
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Vintage Vault: 1958 Gibson EB-1

March 22, 2015
Gibson’s first solidbody bass guitar.
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Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Replacing a 3-way Toggle

March 20, 2015
Got a finicky selector on your dual-pickup guitar? No worries—it’s an easy fix.
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State of the Stomp: In Search of New Inspiration

March 19, 2015
Maybe it’s time to turn off the music.
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Esoterica Electrica: Hi-Tech from 1878

March 18, 2015
It’s no wonder something as mundane as the lowly output jack might go largely unnoticed by innovators.
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On Bass: Slap Bass Fundamentals

March 17, 2015
Before you go slaphappy, get a firm grip on the basics.
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Bottom Feeder: Vintage Icon Series V6 Distressed S-style

March 16, 2015
An authentically vintage-sounding Strat-style axe for under $300.
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Bass Bench: Shaping Your Tones by Hand

March 13, 2015
How does your picking hand control harmonic content?
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Trash or Treasure: Cort GE27V

March 12, 2015
A reader gets the lowdown on a Les Paul copy he acquired in a gear exchange.
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